Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Chair of Conference Steering Group
Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen is a member of the RSM Psychiatry Council and Chair of the steering group for this conference and webinar series. She is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). She is also a member of the Academic Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King’s College London, and editor of the mental health e-learning platform, MindEd. She has an academic background (a PhD from University College London) and her research explores the impact of neurodevelopmental disorders in low-income countries, and digital innovations for improving children and young people’s mental health in schools and colleges. She also has research interests in methods to support young people with mental illness to make important decisions about their futures. She is a school governor in Lewisham and this role gave her insight into how schools can struggle to obtain appropriate help and advice to support the wellbeing and education of children with mental health difficulties. With this in mind, Jacqueline has put together this series of conferences "Transforming Mental Health in Schools and Colleges" at the Royal Society of Medicine in an effort bring health and education professionals together and spur on public engagement and debate.